Stanford Health Care APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Vascular Surgery (42180) in Palo Alto, California

APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Vascular Surgery (42180)

  • Job Type:Full Time

  • FTE/Bi-Weekly Hours:1.0/80

  • Shift:Days

  • Hours in Shift:8

  • Location:Palo Alto

  • Req:42180

Job Description

This FTE will support outpatient clinic Vascular Surgery.

General:

Nurse Practitioner (NP): The Nurse Practitioner functions under the general Nurse Practitioner Standardized Process Protocol approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). The Nurse Practitioner provides routine care and management of the patient with acute and chronic complaints, in collaboration with the supervising physician and through implementation of standardized procedures. Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Executive Board and Board of Directors.

Physician Assistant (PA): The Physician Assistant functions under the general Physician Assistant Role Description approved by the Interdisciplinary Practice Committee (IDPC). Specific functions pertaining to the Service, Clinic or Department are established by the Physician Assistant and his or her supervising physician(s), and approved by the appropriate medical and nursing administrators, the IDPC, and the Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC) Medical Board and Board of Directors.

Essential Functions

Evaluates and treats patients with acute, chronic complaints and health maintenance concerns

Obtains complete histories and performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of normal and abnormal findings on new and return patients

Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies

Administers, orders, furnishes and/or prescribes medications

Orders and collects specimens for routine laboratory tests, screening procedures and therapeutic procedures, including blood and blood products

Orders physical therapy, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology examinations and nursing services

Performs designated procedures after demonstrated competency

Obtains informed consent

Initiates arrangements for hospital admissions and discharges

Effectively communicates and interacts with patients, families, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds

Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician, and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary

Facilitates the coordination of inpatient and outpatient care and services

Facilitates collaboration between providers and coordination of community resources

Provides and coordinates patient teaching and counseling.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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Qualifications

Education

Physician Assistant (PA):

Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university.

Graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):

Master's or doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university

Graduate of an NP program accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Licensure/Certification

Physician Assistant (PA):

Licensure as a Physician Assistant (PA) in the State of California

Certification as a Physician Assistant (PA) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA)

An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients

Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain services/departments.

Nurse Practitioner (NP):

Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of California

Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the State of California

National Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an agency accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS).

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).

Furnishing license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), required only if furnishing medications

An individual Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) license issued by the United States DEA for Schedule II-V controlled substances, required only if prescribing controlled substances to outpatients.

Additional board certification(s) may be required by certain specialties/departments.